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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    He will be definitely able to demonstrate the capabilities of the Korean machine to potential customers. The point is that I do think that the machine lacks in suspension performance and will suffer from non-existing know how related to specific Czech roads (despite that this year's Barum is reasonably less bumpy than some other editions).

    Also nobody came and won on Barum on the first attempt since 2007 (lucky victory for Vouilloz) and only two drivers managed that in 21st century (Travaglia in 2002 was the second one).

    The names which tried in between are quite big... some succeded on several attempts (Hänninen, Loix, Basso), some never (Mikkelsen, Neuville, Tänak, Lappi, Meeke, Novikov, Rossetti, Wilks, P-G andersson etc.).
    I think wie should also add, that 2007 Vouilloz was lucky because the Fabia S 2000 wasn't ready, Kopecky didn't start and Kresta and Pech were driving with Gr N Lancers.

    If Kopecky has no major problems I wouldn't bet a single cent on Sordo.

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    Not only that Loix crashed while leading, García-Ojeda suffered broken propshaft at the very last stage while leading and Kresta changed wheel already on SS2 (otherwise he was fast enough even with gr.N to challenge the top S2000).
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    The names which tried in between are quite big... some succeded on several attempts (Hänninen, Loix, Basso), some never (Mikkelsen, Neuville, Tänak, Lappi, Meeke, Novikov, Rossetti, Wilks, P-G andersson etc.).
    While the list is nice quite a lot of those drivers went there at very different points in their career often with less than competetivie hardware. Tanak once on DMACK, P.G. once with Proton, Neuville with 207 when the series was dominated by Fabias etc etc....

    so it's truth with modifications.

    That said I doubt Sordo can win if Kopecky stays out of his typical issue (puncture - though this year he avoided it so far).

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    What are the chances of seeing more than one works Skoda on Barum?

    Would be pretty disappointing not too after most other Czech Championship events having more than one and Nordgren having done the last few ERC rounds..

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    I think there will be two cars present.

    Jan, Kalle and Olle-Christian in Germany, Jan and Jusso in Barum (my guess).
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Any more rumors on who's going to drive? Already looking forward...

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    All quiet on the Barum front...
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    According to Pluto Nordgren will not start.
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    It looks like there will be only one Skoda driver

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    What about Tomas Kostka?

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